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Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: Carthage

February 18 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

Erika Cosme

Erika Cosme


Presented by: Erika Cosme, content and interpretation developer

Journey online with The Mariners’ Museum and Erika Cosme, content and interpretation developer, as Erika introduces a new virtual program series titled “Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures.” For Black History Month, the series will feature the ancient city of Carthage and how its history has influenced Tunisia.

About the program:
Along the Mediterranean coast of North Africa sits the Republic of Tunisia. Although a small country today, Tunisia’s role in maritime history has been significant. Why? Because this area was once home to the great city of Carthage. As a major port, Carthage was at the epicenter for trade and commerce in the ancient world. But like ancient Egypt, the continued influx of European and Eurasian cultures heavily influenced how Tunisia developed within the African continent, and has impacted modern views in the African and Black communities in the country. This presentation will introduce the history of Tunisia through Carthage’s influence and development, and discuss the connection between the country’s past and present.

Viewers are welcome to send Erika comments or questions, which she will answer following the program.

Africa’s Kingdoms and Maritime Cultures: Carthage
February 18 • 1 p.m. (EST)

Check out our complete listing of the programs this month that recognize the rich history and culture of Blacks, Africans, and African Americans who helped to shape the world!

Pre-registration for this program is required.
In order to pre-register, you will first need a free Zoom account. If you need help, follow the steps in this short video guide.
For more information, contact: [email protected] or call (757) 596-2222.

Can’t make the live program?
No problem! Many of our virtual programs are uploaded to our YouTube Channel shortly afterwards.



February 18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222